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Barbie In A Mermaid Tale 2 is the sequel to Barbie In A Mermaid Tale. It was released in 2012.Surf's up for Barbie as she returns as Merliah, the fun and fashionable surfing champion who's also a magical mermaid princess! In this exciting sea-quel, Merliah makes a splash when she heads to Australia for the ultimate surfing competition. She finds a rival in Kylie Morgan, the second-best surfer around, and must choose whether to stay and surf or accept her responsibilities as a princess.When the evil mermaid Eris escapes from her whirlpool with the unwitting help of Kylie, Merliah and her friends dive in to stop her. Eris plans to take Calissa's spot on the throne of Aquellia and get the power of Merillia, and this time she's packing more than whirlpool magic. Merliah must team up with friends old and new to stop her.
This movie contains examples of:
The Ace: Merliah, and her rival, Kylie, are both champion surfers and the best on their respective teams.
Always Someone Better: Merliah is better than Kylie, which sparks the plot due to the latter's jealousy. Even when Kylie cheats and wins their first meet, Merliah gets all the attention.
Cloud Cuckoolander: Hadley is very spacey, often makes out-there comments, and thinks a disgusting-tasting gumbo is delicious.
Darker and Edgier: Despite Eris being deposed in the previous movie, the scenes of the characters' worst nightmares are pretty intense, and it has Merliah in the position of possibly losing her legs forever. There's also two scenes where Kylie almost drowns.
The Dragon: Alistair is one to Eris; he helps free her from her whirlpool prison by tricking Kylie.
Equivalent Exchange: For someone trapped in Eris's whirlpool to escape, someone else must enter it.
Heroic Sacrifice: Kylie throwing Merliah her necklace while underwater, knowing she'll drown if she does but that Merliah needs it to become a mermaid.
The High Queen: Queen Calissa is the beautiful, strong-willed queen of Oceana.
Kick the Dog: Eris does it by tricking Kylie into freeing her, imprisoning her in her place, and forcing everyone to live their worst nightmares.
The Lifestream: Merillia is the ocean's life force, which only the royal family can spin. In this movie, Merliah learns how to spin it.
Married to the Job: Merliah is married to her hobby, surfing. This causes conflict when she chooses going to Australia's surfing competition over seeing her mother and accepting her princess responsibilities.
Only Sane Man: Fallon, who's more down-to-earth than the spacey Hadley.
Orcus on His Throne: Eris is this in the final battle because leaving the throne means she wouldn't gain the power of Merillia.
Primal Fear: Eris's nightmare powers prey on these, as they often involve deep-set fears like being in a confined space, turning ugly, or becoming terrified of everything.
Kylie absentmindedly takes off Merliah's necklace and almost drowns at one point.